Field Trip Grant
2015-2016 Grant Application Guidelines
The Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA) is proud to announce its 9th offering of Field Trip Grants. These grants are designed to reach out to large numbers of students throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade Counties.
Grant-funded field trips are for use with a BRMA field trip ONLY and may not be used for equipment such as computers or video cameras. Applications must be submitted electronically by October 30, 2015. Only one submission per applicant will be accepted.
What Is a Field Trip Grant?
BRMA Field Trip Grant program is an innovative, non-restrictive grant initiative designed to fund field trips for students in South Florida. Forty one grants of $250 will be awarded.
What Does a Grant Fund?
Field trip grant funds may be used for one or all of the following: transportation costs to/from the Museum, substitute teacher costs, related studio art activity supplies to be used by the students in the classroom and related reference materials.
*Attention SDPC Educators - BRMA has been on the Approved Field Trip Providers List for the past several years. The School District of Palm Beach County Fine Arts Department may have funds for grades K-12 for bus transportation. Please apply through the Fine Arts Office for free busing.
How do I Apply for the Grant?
The application process can be completed online by clicking on the APPLY button above. If you would like a copy of the application simply print the webpage. If you would like to submit via mail or fax, DOWNLOAD the pdf form and complete the entire application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. Many school computer networks have strict security filters. Be sure to add us to your friendly senders list to avoid having notification messages filtered or blocked.
When Do I Apply for the Grant?
Applications will be accepted until October 30, 2015. Submission activity will be extremely high on and right before the deadline. We recommend you complete and submit your application as early as possible to avoid any technical difficulties caused by high traffic at the application site. Only one submission per teacher/educator will be accepted.
How Many Grants Will Be Awarded?
BRMA Field Trip Grants program will award forty one $250 grants.
How Will I Be Notified If I Have Been Awarded a Grant?
All applicants will be notified of their status by e-mail. Recipients will also be notified by USPS.
How Are Grants Paid?
The grant check will be made payable to the school and will be mailed to the field trip grant awardee's principal on the day of the actual trip. The administrator will be notified by the Museum's Education Department that the grant funds are designated for use by the grant applicant.
When Must a Grant Be Used?
Grants must be used for the proposed field trip between August 2015 and May 2016. In the event a recipient does not implement the field trip by May 2016, the grant will be forfeited and the funds must be returned to the BRMA. Any tax liability is the responsibility of the school.
Who Is Eligible For a Grant?
Education professionals, 18 years or older, who are employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the Miami, Broward or Palm Beach counties that maintain a 501(c)(3) or a 509(a)(1) tax exempt status are eligible to apply for a BRMA Field Trip Grant. Educators, teachers, principals or certified staff of these institutions must be willing to plan and execute a field trip that will provide a demonstrable learning experience for students.
How Are Grant Recipients Selected?
The BRMA Field Trip Grants program is managed and administered entirely by BRMA. BRMA will evaluate applications and make a final selection of grant recipients based on the following criteria:
If selected to receive a BRMA Field Trip Grant, the applicant must provide verification by the school superintendent, principal or immediate supervisor that the proposed trip date and other information given in the application has been approved.
Rules and Eligibility
Applications must be submitted electronically or by fax to BRMA by October 30, 2015. BRMA is not responsible for late, misdirected or incomplete applications or applications not received by BRMA. All applicant submissions become the property of BRMA and will not be returned. By submitting an application, applicants agree to provide other information and documentation as may be reasonably requested by BRMA. Applications will be judged by the BRMA, whose decisions will be final in all respects.
By participating, entrants agree: a) to the Rules and decisions of BRMA, which shall be final in all respects; b) where legal, to the use of their names and/or likeness for advertising, promotional and publicity purposes without written consent or compensation; and c) to release, discharge and hold harmless BRMA damages or claims arising out of their participation in the Field Trip Grants program or use of the grant.
All rights, title and interest, including copyrights of information submitted as part of the application, belong to BRMA. BRMA reserves the right to edit, adjust, modify, abridge, condense, publish and/or excerpt application information.
BRMA is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions of any kind or failure to receive entry information by BRMA.
No substitutions or transfers permitted. Recipients may receive only one grant during the grant time period. Grants are to be used to cover field trip costs and fees. In the event the costs and fees are less than the grant amount, the balance of the grant may be utilized for other education costs such as materials, books and resources related to the curriculum. Grants may not be used to supplant expenditures that are the normal responsibility of the school district. BRMA reserves the right to interpret these rules and to make decisions concerning the grant, its acceptance and use, in situations not covered by these rules. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.